Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Data Notes

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Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Data Notes
DaydreamCover.jpg
Cover of the collected Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Data Notes (1997 edition)
宮崎駿の雑想ノート
(Miyazaki Hayao no Zassō nōto)
Manga
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Published by Dainippon Kaiga
Magazine Model Graphix
Original run November 1984October 1994
Volumes 1
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Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Data Notes (Miyazaki Hayao no Zassō nōto) is the collective name for Hayao Miyazaki's annotated manga and illustrated essays he, very sporadically, contributed to the hobby magazine Model Graphix in the 1980s and early 90's. The name has also been translated into English as Hayao Miyazaki's Random Thoughts Notebook.[1]

Development[edit]

The Daydream Notes began as private sketches that can be traced back to Miyazaki's earliest childhood. Born in 1941 he, like war babies all over Europe, drew almost exclusively planes, tanks and battleships. As Helen McCarthy noted in her book Hayao Miyazaki Master of Japanese Animation.[a]

In the Porco Rosso chapter of her book, McCarthy quotes the following remark made by Miyazaki: "... the truth is that I am happiest when I am writing about stupid airplanes and tanks in magazines like Model Graphix ... ".[b]

Media[edit]

Magazine[edit]

Installments of Daydream Notes were irregularly printed. Episodes occasionally appeared in the November 1984 through May 1990 issues of the monthly magazine Model Graphix.

Books[edit]

Selections from his Daydream Notes have been bundled in book form, published by Dainippon Kaiga in December 1992.[3] In August 1997 a revised and expanded edition was released by the same publisher.[4] The first edition does not contain Hikōtei Jidai.[5][6]

The annotated manga The return of Hans (ハンスの帰還 Hans no kikan?) is not included in either edition but appears in a different collection, Tigers covered with mud: Hayao Miyazaki's delusion notes ( 泥まみれの虎 宮崎駿の妄想ノート doromamire no tora miyazaki hayao no mōsō nōto ?), published, by Dainippon Kaiga, in August 2002.[7][8]

Installments / Contents[edit]

  1. Shirarezaru Kyojin no Mattei
  2. Kōtetsu no Ikuji
  3. Tahōtō no Deban
  4. Noufu no Me
  5. Ryū no Kōtetsu
  6. Kyūshū Jōkū no Jūgōsakuki
  7. Kōshahōtō
  8. Q-ship
  9. Anshōmaru Monogatari
  10. London Jōkuu 1918-nen
  11. Saihin Zensen
  12. Hikōtei Jidai, an early version of Porco Rosso
  13. Buta no Tora

Radio Broadcast[edit]

In 1995, Miyazaki's Daydream Notes was turned into a series of radio broadcasts for Nippon Broadcasting System. When commenting on this dramatisation in an interview for Tokuma Shoten's Animage magazine, Miyazaki explains his political stance as an opponent of Japan's rearmament and contrasts this with his lifelong interests in war, military affairs and military hardware. He explains that he expresses this fascination by drawing the fantastical craft, which are then published in Model Graphix, a magazine for scale model creation. He said that he did his best drawings when he was serializing his manga Nausicaä, "After staying up till dawn drawing the last manga pages to meet the printer's deadline, I would draw these models the next day; each would take a week." He went on to say "In essence it is my hobby to draw seemingly real vehicles, it works as my psychological release valve."[c]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ McCarthy (1999), page 27.[2]
  2. ^ McCarthy (1999), page 163. The comment was originally made during an interview, published in the October 1989 issue of Comic Box.[2]
  3. ^ Originally published in the December 1995 issue of Animage the interview has been translated as "My Random Thoughts Notebook is my Hobby" and reprinted in Starting Point, pages 244-245.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Miyazaki, Hayao (August 4, 2009). Starting Point 1979-1996. Viz Media. pp. 244–246. ISBN 978-1-4215-0594-7. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b McCarthy, Helen (1999). Hayao Miyazaki Master of Japanese Animation (2002 ed.). Berkeley, Ca: Stone Bridge Press. pp. 27, 163. ISBN 1880656418. 
  3. ^ Miyazaki, Hayao (December 1992). "宮崎駿の雑想ノート" [Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Notes]. National Diet Library (in Japanese). Dainippon Kaiga. ISBN 4499206022. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Miyazaki, Hayao (August 1997). "宮崎駿の雑想ノート増補改訂版" [Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Notes, revised expanded edition]. National Diet Library (in Japanese). Dainippon Kaiga. ISBN 4499226775. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Miyazaki, Hayao (December 1992). "宮崎駿の雑想ノート" [Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Notes]. Webcat Plus (in Japanese). Dainippon Kaiga. ISBN 4499206022. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ Miyazaki, Hayao (August 1997). "宮崎駿の雑想ノート増補改訂版" [Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Notes, revised expanded edition]. Webcat Plus (in Japanese). Dainippon Kaiga. ISBN 4499226775. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ Miyazaki, Hayao (August 2002). "泥まみれの虎 : 宮崎駿の妄想ノート" [Tigers covered in mud: Hayao Miyazaki's delusional notes]. National Diet Library (in Japanese). Dainippon Kaiga. ISBN 4499227909. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ Miyazaki, Hayao (August 2002). "泥まみれの虎 : 宮崎駿の妄想ノート" [Tigers covered in mud: Hayao Miyazaki's delusional notes]. Webcat Plus (in Japanese). Dainippon Kaiga. ISBN 4499227909. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 

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